For families that have a loved one serving the Navy as an FC or an ET. This is the place to share and learn more about their jobs and schools. For subs - look for the SECF group.
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Anyone else have a new Sailor in A School?
Smidgee - thanks so much for your message response.
He is settling in, still waiting to hear how long it will be before they actually start. From what he said they could be on-hold for a bit.
Still adjusting to him being gone. He is our one and only.
Sprry if my spellling isn't the best. I have had eye surgery, and my sight is horrible right now.
My son found out that he was an E.T. at Great lakes. He stayed at Great Lakes for A School, and has since been to different bases for more schooling. Good luck to your new recruit/
Anyone else here have a son or daughter shipping on Dec 1?
Hello new friends! I'm brand new here. My daughter leaves for boot camp Dec 1. I've read things indicating the ET/FC sorting happens at boot camp "randomly", but her recruiter told her it happens at the training school after taking a test, with the higher math score people being put into ET. Which is true?
AntiM, I’m sure my husband would’ve hated two duty days in a row, but I would’ve much preferred it haha. It was a real drag only having one full weekend to go out and explore with my husband. Definitely prepared me for his first duty station though with the 12 hour shifts and the (x) days on, (x) days off rotations.
TRenee - Thank you for that info, I believe my Son said he was FC but I'm definitely going to keep those expectations in mind, when he originally enlisted, his recruiter stated he would be in A school for 2 years, it's been pretty tough just dealing with BC ugh! But at least communications will be better
Brittney-my son's PIR was 8-10-18 and he was also AECF (ET). He was in Great Lakes for a long time with ATT school, then A school but just left July 4th for Norfolk, VA for C school. For a Texas boy...he was not prepared for the cold winter and was ready to leave North Chicago. We didn't see our sailor again after PIR until he came home for Christmas. I wanted to visit during Thanksgiving, but with his work schedule it didn't work out. I did go up and visit in April (long road trip for this mom) and I had a great 2 days with him. We also went as a family to see him graduate A school on June 21, and that was such a neat experience. I hope he enjoys his time in Great Lakes! I think everyone says this....but be ready to wait!
I want to also share this...my son got sent back during ATT school. Each week they have to pass a test to move on to the next week. His ATT was 10 weeks long, and he passed every single week. Then when he took the final, he failed with a 70 (75 is passing). He went to academic review board and they sent him back to week 5. He was very discouraged, but held on and ended up making the highest grade in his class for the final. It's hard, and so much information, but they can do it!
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